The essential oil world can be an extremely confusing landscape to navigate and unfortunately, deception runs rampant.
Uneducated purveyors, unsafe recommendations and unsafe levels of synthetic chemicals are obstacles any new essential oil user will face.
So where can you get accurate information? While we may live in the information age, it could also be called the DIS-INFORMATION age with the amount of bad information any quick Google search can yield. I always strive to provide you with the safe, reliable information and I knew it was time to address the issue.
I get my essential oils from companies that are willing to test each batch for safety and efficacy, to ensure that the oil is free of fillers, additives, synthetic ingredients and pesticide residue. I want to know I am getting what I paid for.
Contrary to the rhetoric of the popular MLMs, are they REALLY the ONLY good essential oil companies in the world? OF COURSE NOT!!!! There are many fine oils available from smaller companies, but without proper testing of each batch, you just never know, and I don’t have the time or money to waste. But many people prefer to avoid MLMs, and I GET IT! The commonly recommended practice of applying oils neat can have lifelong consequences once you have dermal sensitization.
According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy:
Dermal sensitization is a type of allergic reaction. It occurs on first exposure to a substance, but on this occasion, the noticeable effect on the skin will be slight or absent. However, subsequent exposure to the same material, or to a similar one with which there is cross-sensitization, produces a severe inflammatory reaction brought about by cells of the immune system (T-lymphocytes).The reaction will be represented on the skin as blotchy or redness, which may be painful to some individuals.
The problem with dermal sensitization is that once it occurs with a specific essential oil the individual is most likely going to be sensitive to it for many years and perhaps for the remainder of his/her life. The best way to prevent sensitization is to avoid known dermal sensitizers and avoid applying the same essential oils every day for lengthy periods of time. Sensitization is, to an extent, unpredictable, as some individuals will be sensitive to a potential allergen and some will not.
To Safe & Happy Oiling!!
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